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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paper Engineering


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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone (410) 347-7700.

The educational objectives for the Paper Engineering program are:

  1. Enable a student to become a job-ready graduate by acquiring the technical skills, knowledge and experience required of a process engineer working in the pulp, paper, and related industry.
  2. Enable a student to develop organizational, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
  3. Promote the development of personal attributes of a thirst for knowledge and discovery, global perspective, and moral and ethical responsibility to help the graduates become responsible members of the society.

(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see the Department’s web page at www.wmich.edu/ppse)  

Admission

  1. To be admitted to this engineering curriculum, a student must complete all pre-engineering requirements with grades of “C” or better. These requirements may be found in the beginning of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences section of this catalog.
  2. Students seeking admission to this curriculum must submit an application following procedures established by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Upper level transfer students should complete an application prior to their first semester of enrollment. Only students in good academic standing as defined by the University will be admitted to this curriculum.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Paper Engineering major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing PAPR 4850: Research Design.

Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Paper) must satisfy the following requirements in addition to those required by Western Michigan University:

  1. The requirement of departmental prefixed prerequisite will not be fulfilled with a grade less than a “C”. Requests for exceptions to this policy must follow the departmental appeal policy (available in the department office). 
  2. No more than two grades of “D”or “DC” may be presented for graduation.
  3. All departmental prefixed courses submitted for graduation must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. No exceptions will be permitted.
  4. At least two of the General Education courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  5. Students must complete the following program of 136 semester credit hours, which includes the courses in one of the following elective sequences: Paper Engineering/Process or Paper Engineering/Environmental. One sequence must be elected and taken in its entirety. The schedules below are examples leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in fall. However, depending on the individual’s curricular and scheduling needs, the program can take more than eight semesters.
  6. The Paper Engineering curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000-4000 level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements. Paper Engineering majors are required to take ECON 2010 for Area V.

Paper Engineering/Process


First Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 2 hours

Second Semester (17 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Third Semester (18 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Fourth Semester (18 hours)


Fifth Semester (18 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 4 hours 
  • Elective Credits: 3 hours
    (See the Elective Core below) 

Seventh Semester (16 hours)


  • Elective Credits: 4 hours
    (See the Electives Core below)

Eighth Semester (14 hours)


  • Elective Credits: 4 hours
    (See the Elective Core below)

Electives


Students must select a minimum of 11 credit hours from the following:

Paper Engineering/ Environmental


First Semester (17 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Second Semester (18 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 4 hours
  • General Education  Credits: 2 hours

Third Semester (18 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 3 hours

Fourth Semester (19 hours)


  • General Education  Credits: 4 hours

Fifth Semester (18 hours)


  • Elective Credits: 4 hours
    (See the Elective Core below)

Sixth Semester (16 hours)


  • Elective Credits: 3 hours
    (See the Elective Core below)

Seventh Semester (16 hours)


  • Elective Credits: 4 hours
    (See the Elective Core below)

Eighth Semester (14 hours)


  • Elective Credits: 4 hours
    (See the Elective Core below)

Electives


Students must select a minimum of 15 credit hours from the following:

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